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BMW 7 Series The transmission Tuas Troubled

Penulis : Nur Rahman on Monday, April 16, 2012 | 9:10 PM

Since last fall - August 2011 - The National Institute of Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the United States investigate the transmission lever on the BMW 7 Series production from 2002 to 2008. Now - according to the Associated Press (AP) The Detroit News quoted yesterday (16/4) - the case for increasing the status of the investigation and engineering analysis will lead to "recall". Also reported, the FBI has found 16 cases of accidents causing five people were injured and 50 other complaints about this.

Monthly Report on the results of Defects Investigation NHTSA said the problem is multiplied because the allegations relate to the design of the transmission lever on the BMW E65/E66 models. At this generation, BMW persnelling to move the lever behind the steering wheel in order to provide relief to the space in the console box.

BMW rated less ignore the standard layout "PRND" and prefer to use the press to position "P" (parking). Meanwhile, according to AP, problems arise due to some driver many consider already in the parking position (P), in fact, confused and transmission is still neutral (N).

Actually, the design of the transmission lever latest BMW 7 Series, is also located in the center console and the driver still difficult to decide between the neutral position and parking. However, NHTSA has not received any complaints about this last product.

reference : otomotif.kompas
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